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*Apparently Denzel Washington is one mean mind-messer-upper! ? We say that because Katie Couric is still trippin’ over an “uncomfortable” encounter (interview) she says she had with Denzel back in 2004.

She spoke about what happened while appearing on the “Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino” podcast this week. The story came up because the host asked her the art of celebrity and political interviews.

At that point, Couric brought up her “Dateline” interview — which involved Washington, as well as Meryl Streep, during a promotional run for their film “The Manchurian Candidate.”

“I just remember leaving it and thinking, ‘God’ … I don’t think I said anything wrong … I don’t know what happened. Anyway, I think he must have been having a really bad day, because he later wrote a big check to my colon cancer organization, which I thought was super sweet.”

She continued, “I love him. I admire him so much, he’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out feeling kind of shaken that he had gone after me in a way that was completely weirdly uncalled for.”

In that 2004 “Dateline” interview that Couric, 63, labels as “awkward,” she asked Washington if he agrees with the notion that “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

“I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all,” Washington, 65, retorted. “Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there. So, I don’t — that’s like saying — calling you a ‘type’ of folks. I’m not a Hollywood folk. I don’t know who they are.”

“OK, all right, well, let me rephrase the question,” she responded. “Are you one of those people that —”

“Ah, there you go,” Washington interrupted. “Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?”

“Oh, stop, stop, stop,” Couric replied, to which Washington answered, “No, don’t stop. I heard what you just said. ‘Am I one of those people?’ No, I’m not.”

Couric countered by telling the star, “No, are you an actor who would rather not —”

“No, I’m not that either,” Washington added in response to being labeled an actor. “I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

Couric may have thought Washington was having a bad day, but folks over at LSA say she got a dose of Denzel’s reality that she wasn’t ready for:

Anjee Banjee: “So she tried Denzel and he set her straight”

Takestyle: “Denzel is always real. That’s unsettling for some people.”

Queen Bei: “I agree. Katie told him not to make her question seem loaded .. but it’s her question. She’s the journalist. She should choose her words wisely. Now she’s a victim. Denzel does not want to be referred to as Hollywood folk. And I don’t blame him.”

CleoTheKat: “Yet another reason why Denzel is the King of Hollywood without even having to try.”

me22: “Denzel Washington left her ass stuttering and stumbling. Glad he wasn’t having any of it.”

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Katie Couric says Denzel Washington left her ‘shaken’ during interview

In a recent interview with the Everything Iconic with Danny Pellegrino podcast, veteran Today Show host and NBC anchor, Katie Couric stated that one of her more difficult interviews was with Denzel Washington.

Couric stated that the 2004 interview left her ‘feeling kind of shaken,’ after the conversation veered into politics.

The interview was a part of the press junket for the film, The Manchurian Candidate, starring Washington and Meryl Streep. The film is a political and psychological thriller about a congressman running to be vice president who is controlled by a global corporation.

In the podcast interview, Couric said, “He’s one of my favorite actors, but I remember walking out feeling kind of shaken that he had gone after me in a way that was completely … weirdly uncalled for.”

According to Couric, the interview went downhill quickly after she asked him if he agreed with the sentiment that “Hollywood folks should stick to acting.”

The Academy Award-winning actor replied, “I don’t know what Hollywood folks are, first of all.” Washington went on to say, “Hollywood is a town that has some stars on the sidewalk. I don’t know anybody from there … I’m not a ‘Hollywood folk.’ I don’t know who they are.”

Couric then tries to rephrase her question asking, “Are you one of those people that … ” at which point the Oscar-winning actor jumps in to interrupt with, “Ah, there you go. Am I one of those people? Hmmm, isn’t that interesting?”

“Am I one of those people? No, I’m not,” he told her.

Couric countered by saying, “No, are you an actor who would rather not … “

“No, I’m not that either,” Washington interjected. “I’m a human being. My job is acting.”

By that point, the entire interview was off the rails.

In the podcast interview, Couric says that the iconic actor may just have been having “a bad day,” and that he later sent her a generous donation to her colon cancer charity founded after the death of her husband, Jay Monahan in 1998.

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Sad News! Rishi Kapoor passes away at 67 after tough battle with cancer

Veteran actor Rishi Kapoor breathed his last today in a Mumbai hospital. The news of his death was confirmed by Amitabh Bachchan. 67-year-old, Rishi was rushed to HN Reliance hospital last night. His wife Neetu Kapoor Singh was by his side. Later it was confirmed that he has been hospitalised for over a week.

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Confirming the news of Rishi’s death, Amitabh Bachchan took to his Twitter handle and wrote, “T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away .. I am destroyed !(sic)”

T 3517 – He’s GONE .. ! Rishi Kapoor .. gone .. just passed away ..
I am destroyed !

— Amitabh Bachchan (@SrBachchan) April 30, 2020

Rishi Kapoor too has been battling cancer since the last one and half years. He had been to the US for over a year for his cancer treatment. The ‘Bobby’ actor had returned to India in last September from New York. His family had refrained from revealing exactly what kind of cancer he was diagnosed with.

Last night when reports of him rushed to Mumbai hospital came out, his elder brother Randhir Kapoor confirmed the news while speaking to indianexpress.com. He said, “He is hospitalised. Neetu is by his side. He is not well.

Just after the death of Irrfan Khan, this is yet another blow to the Hindi film industry. Rishi is survived by his wife Neetu, son Ranbir and daughter Riddhima Kapoor Sahni.

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Charmed star Holly Marie Combs blames Trump for her grandfather’s death from coronavirus | Daily Mail Online

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs says President Donald Trump is personally responsible for the death of her grandfather, who passed away Sunday from coronavirus

The 46-year-old actress took to Twitter Monday to share the sad news, before sending a scathing message to the Commander-in-chief calling him ‘a disgrace to the human race’. 

Beneath one of Trump’s tweets, Combs wrote: ‘My grandfather died today. He voted for you. He believed you when you said this virus was no worse than the flu. He believed every lie you muttered and sputtered. He died today from Covid-19 one day after his 66th wedding anniversary.’

Combs, who is best known for starring alongside Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano in the TV drama Charmed, provided no further details about her grandfather’s death. 

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs says President Trump is personally responsible for the death of her grandfather, who passed away Sunday from coronavirus

Combs took to Twitter Monday, sending a  scathing to the Commander-in-chief calling him ‘a disgrace to the human race’

Following the posting of her tweet Monday, the actress was met with many sympathetic messages from fans sending condolences about the loss of her grandfather. 

However, others blasted the star saying it was irresponsible to place the blame on President Trump. 

‘Sorry for your loss but how dare you blame Trump! Absolutely disgraceful and your wonderful grandfather would probably feel the same way about your despicable behavior!’ one raged. 

Another wrote: ‘I am sorry for your loss. This is very weird to me- projecting blame for someone’s death? Unless someone actually pulls a trigger this is far fetched. Who should I blame for the countless relatives I have lost to cancer?’

However, Combs brushed off criticism about her controversial tweet, later posting: ‘Zero tolerance for Trumpers. Zero. Take it to someone else’s timeline. Not today Satan.’

Combs brushed off criticism about her controversial tweet just hours after announcing her grandfather’s passing 

Combs had lead roles in hit TV shows including Picket Fences and Pretty Little Liars, but is most famous for her role in Aaron Spelling’s teen drama, Charmed. 

The actress played Piper Halliwell in the supernatural series, which aired between 1998 and 2006. 

Like her Charmed co-stars, Rose McGowan and Alyssa Milano, Combs has become an outspoken critic of the current Administration. 

In the days since announcing her grandfather’s death, she has continued to tweet constant criticism of President Trump’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic.  

As of Wednesday morning, more than one million Americans have tested positive to the virus, and 59,000 have died.  

Combs is most famous for her role in Aaron Spelling’s teen drama, Charmed. The actress played Piper Halliwell in the supernatural series, which aired between 1998 and 2006. She is pictured at left 

Charmed star Holly Marie Combs blames Trump for her grandfather’s death from coronavirus

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The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine dead: British actress, 83, loses 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease as family say they are ‘relieved she is not suffering anymore’

Jill Gascoine has died aged 83 following a ten-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease as her family say they are ‘relieved she is not suffering anymore.’

The British actress, best known for her TV role as Detective Inspector Maggie Forbes in 1980s TV series The Gentle Touch, and spin-off C.A.T.S. Eyes and The Onedin Line, was married to fellow TV star, Alfred Molina, 66.

Her son Adam confirmed her death, writing on Facebook on Wednesday morning: ‘She suffered from Alzheimer’s for 10 years, so today was a thankful release.

Sad news: The Gentle Touch actress Jill Gascoine has died aged 83 after a 10-year battle with Alzheimer’s disease (pictured in 1996)

Acclaimed: Jill was perhaps best known for her role as DI Maggie Forbes in The Gentle Touch, a drama which ran on ITV from 1980-1984

‘The family is all well, and relieved that she’s not suffering any more.

‘Due to the coronavirus pandemic, there will not be a memorial for Jill – who lived in a care home in Los Angles in the later stages of her life – “for a good while”, but the family are planning services in the US and UK.’

Adam added: ‘There will not be a memorial for a good while due to the current climate. The family will reach out once details have been arranged.

‘We are relieved she is not suffering anymore’: Jill’s son Adam shared this moving post on Facebook on Wednesday as he paid tribite to his mother

‘We will likely hold 2 services – one in London for the UK friends and family, and one in Los Angeles for the US side.

‘She was a wonderful human and a spirit of truth and absolute, unconditional love. There was no other.

‘I am happy she’s moved on. Please raise a glass. Be kind and love deeply (sic)”‘

Her love: Jill was married to fellow actor Alfred Molina (pictured), who was 16 years her junior

Jill also starred in TV series Z Cars and Dixon of Dock Green, and in the 1990s she and Alfred moved to Los Angeles.

In 2009, she was due to join EastEnders as Glenda Mitchell – the mother of Roxy and Ronnie Mitchell – but later withdrew from the role and it was re-cast, with Glynis Barber taking on the part.

Speaking about the role, Jill previously said: ‘Having spent the last 15 years working in America … I felt on arrival I lacked the right experience to film such a big continuing drama.

‘I have tremendous respect for EastEnders and the cast so I don’t want to let the show or my fellow cast members down.

In the later stages of her career she became a novelist and published three books. It was widely reported that she suffered from depression for most of her life.

In 2016, husband Alfred confirmed his wife was ‘in a very advanced stage’ of Alzheimer’s disease.

Jill and Alfred married in 1986 and he was 16 years her junior. He adopted her sons, Adam and Sean, from her first marriage to Dundee hotelier Bill Keith.

Alfred has a daughter called Rachel from a previous relationship.

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